What age were you when you went to nursing school? - page 21

Curious at what the average age is that people are in nursing school? I am doing my pre reqs now and will be 28 when I start! :lol2:... Read More

  1. by   Lacie
    Did 4 years in the military first then went to Nursing school at age 21. Also had my first child in my first year who was 3 when I graduated lol. If I had started fresh out of high school dont think I would have made it through as I just didnt have the personal discipline to really apply myself at that time. Back then joining the military at 17 wasnt so bad but I wouldnt recommend it in todays times just to get that education. It did pay most of my tuition and books though.
  2. by   schizo_maja
    i went when I was barely 16... and was done by age 20

    ...only because i kinda skipped couple of grade-level in elementary...

    now, i'm 24, i'm kinda looking for a good post grad program... probably NP or something... (should be done with it before i'm 30) umpiron: umpiron: umpiron:
  3. by   wasacop
    I will be 52 when I graduate with a new profession. I spent 25 years as a police officer, was injured, and had to find new career. It has been difficult, but well worth the sacrifice.

    Learning is a lifetime pursuit!

  4. by   CardiacButterfly
    27 starting the LPN program to RN program
  5. by   Chaoticdreams33
    21 when I started. 23 now and graduate in May
  6. by   cheryn
    I graduated in May 2006 at the ripe old age of 50.
  7. by   nurse_drumm
    I graduated when I was 30, but..... believe it or not, we had an 80 year YOUNG woman graduate with us!!! I don't know if she ever started working in the field, but by gosh.... she went to school and graduated at that age!!!
  8. by   daisey_may
    I was 15 when I started my prereqs and 17 when I entered nursing school. I will be 19 when i graduate this May! I'm the youngest of the class, but the average age is 26.7 or something close to that. THere are two students over age 50 in our class, both have bachelor degrees in other areas...
  9. by   ptadvocate81
    I graduated in December at the tender age of 25 1/2
  10. by   CiCigirl
    34 now, taking pre-reqs.

    36 when i graduate (if i get in on the first try).

    glad to see that there are many like me--going for nursing at my age and above. very encouraging!!
  11. by   nrshorn06
    Started at age 22....three kids and three husbands later I finished at 34!! NEVER GIVE UP!!

    "If you want something you've never had before, You've got to do something you've never done before!"
  12. by   droadracer
    I have to let eveyone know, I responded to this thread saying how old I would be if I went to school...well today I got my acceptance letter for the fall class, now I can offically say I will be 57 when I start. This is just too much!!!!!
  13. by   Rabid Badger
    I graduated from my BSN when I was 31.